Vital resource for dermatologists and radiation oncologists interested in radiation therapy
Includes the physics and biology behind treatment of skin cancers, as well as useful and pragmatic formulas and algorithms for evaluating and treating them
Provides dermatologists and radiation oncologists with the most up-to-date information regarding detection, delineation and depth determination of skin cancers, and appropriate biopsy techniques
Superficial radiation has been utilized by dermatologists for skin cancer and inflammatory diseases since the early 1900s. This textbook is the progeny of multiple previous editors from 1926 on dedicated to its safe and effective usage of radiation therapy.
The rapid advancements in the field of Radiation Oncology, including electron beam therapy and tomotherapy, alongside the introduction of corticosteroids for dermatologic disorders and advancement in cutaneous surgery, have until recently eclipsed the utilization of this safe and effective modality.
Dermatologists look to our Radiation Oncology colleagues for help with many complex cancer scenarios, such as deeply invasive head and neck squamous cell carcinomas with or without perineural invasion, Merkel Cell Carcinoma, various sarcomas, and certain melanomas ranging from lentigo maligna to metastatic melanoma. This textbook has a greatly expanded section that will serve as a vital reference for all cutaneous oncologists.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Physical Aspects of Dermatological Radiotherapy.- Chapter 2: Radiobiology.- Chapter 3: Radiation and Cell Kinetics.- Chapter 4: Radiation Safety and Protection.- Chapter 5: Adverse Sequelae of Cutaneous Radiation and Radio Dermatitis.- Chapter 6: Treatment Planning.- Chapter 7: Current Use of Dermatologic Radiotherapy in the United States and Canada.- Chapter 8: Radiation Therapy of Cutaneous Malignancies.- Chapter 9: Electron Beam in Dermatology.- Chapter 10: Brachioradiotherapy in Dermatology.- Chapter 11: Radiation of Benign Dermatoses.- Chapter 12: Ultrasoft Radiation (Grenz Ray).- Chapter 13:Radiation Treatment of Skin Lymphomas.- Chapter 14: Radiation Therapy for Perineural Invasion.- Chapter 15: Radiation For Kaposi’s Sarcoma.- Chapter 16: Equipment and Financial Aspects of Radiation in a Dermatologic Office Setting (Getting Started).